Posted Date: 04/14/2022
Kiroli Elementary fifth grader Elly Semmes was named Louisiana Elementary Student of the Year!
After being recognized as Kiroli’s honoree, Elly competed locally for district honors. The competition included writing an essay and interviewing with a panel, as well as composing a portfolio highlighting many achievements. For regional competition, Elly once again had to write and interview. Elly was recognized as Region 2 Elementary Student of the Year and continued on to interview and write for state competition, where she achieved the number one spot.
Elly is a 4.0 student, currently the student leader for Kiroli’s Fellowship of Christian Students and student team member for Kiroli’s Positive Behavioral and Support Team. Elly enjoys dancing, and has been dancing for eight years at Linda Lavender’s School of Dance. For the last three years, she has been part of the Twin City Ballet Company. Elly has also participated in the Miss Louisiana Organization for the past four years. She enjoys helping her community and reaching out to those in need. Elly has participated in many service projects, but one that became very personal to her was when she raised money for St. Judes. On her own, she raised over $3,000, mostly from making bracelets and mask chains. During her spare time, Elly enjoys playing piano, participating in church activities, hanging out with her friends, family, the family dog Milly, and sharing her love of Christ with others.